New Goloka’s Monthly Sankirtan Festival
What is a Weekend Warrior ?
A Weekend Warrior is someone who dedicates a few hours a month distributing Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental books. Anyone can participate—children, students, parents, professionals, congregational members…anyone. The program is specifically intended for people with regular, busy lives, who may not be expert, full-time book distributors, but who wants to participate in spreading Krishna consciousness. The simple, appealing method that the Weekend Warrior program offers gives everyone confidence and taste in the sweet, inspirational process of book distribution.
Importance of Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s Books !
“Be assured that there is no more direct way to preach than to distribute Krishna conscious books. Whoever gets a book is benefited. If he reads the book he is benefited still more, or if he gives the book to someone else for reading, both he and the other person is benefited. Even if one does not read the book, but simply holds it and sees it, he is benefited. If he simply gives a small donation towards the work of Krishna consciousness he is benefited. And anyone who distributes these transcendental literatures is also benefited. Therefore sankirtana is the prime benediction for the age.” –Srila Prabhupada (Letter to German disciples, 6 May 1977). “If you simply push on this one activity of distributing my books, all success will be there.” –Srila Prabhupada (Letter to Lalita Kumar, 15 November 1971)
What Benefits Do Weekend Warriors Receive ?
Weekend Warriors find great satisfaction knowing that they are doing something beneficial for society that is pleasing to Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya. They witness first-hand the miracles as people come in contact with Srila Prabhupada’s books. They experience a transformation in their own spiritual lives and sadhana practices. They get a chance to associate with other positive-minded, dynamic devotees. They have an opportunity to engage family and friends in fun, effective methods of distributing knowledge. And they make deep friendships with members of the community by sharing the common goal of spreading Krishna consciousness.
What Do Weekend Warriors Do ?
Weekend Warriors usually get together in the morning before going out on book distribution. They hear an inspirational talk, encourage each other, and gather their supplies. Out on book distribution, Weekend Warriors may sit at an attractive book table and introduce people to Srila Prabhupada’s books. Or they may distribute books door to door or store to store. For new book distributors, there is assistance and training available. Weekend Warriors usually go out in pairs or small groups. The amount of time that a Weekend Warrior dedicates to distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books is completely up to him or her. Even dedicating one or two hours a month is a great contribution. After the distribution, the Warriors again get together and share their success.
How to Get Involved ?
To join the Weekend Warrior Program, please sign up here. Emails will be sent with details of when and where Warriors will meet.